For 3D Touch solution used in existing iPhone series, TPK and fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) quote US$7-9 per smartphone. The solution directly bonds 3D Touch sensors on LTPS TFT-LCD display panels of the iPhone, but 3D Touch solution for OLED panels entails bonding of a glass cover on the front and back side of an OLED panel each to reinforce the fragile OLED panel.
According to the report, the overall increased processing cost is 50% higher for OLEDs than LEDs; however, the quote is 150% higher. Thus, TPK and GIS are expected to significantly benefit from Apple's orders. TPK has already passed certification.
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